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Winuthayanon Lab Teaching & Outreach

Teaching & Outreach

Teaching at WSU

MBioS 529: Selected Topics in Cell Biology. Module 3: Cytoskeleton & Cell Signaling (9 hrs) – Spring 2020

  • In this section, Dr. Kwanhee Kim will start with Cytoskeleton during the first two weeks.
  • We will then focus on the signal transduction pathways involved in cell proliferation, cell division, cell death, cancer, vertebrate reproduction, as well as cell fate and cell polarity during the last 3 weeks of the module. The format will be the combination of the lecture and paper discussion and participation.
  • The material covered in this class is based on Molecular Biology of the Cell, 6th edition by Alberts et al.

MBioS 494: [CAPS] [M] Senior Project in Molecular Biosciences (45 hrs) – Fall 2019

  • This is a team-taught course with Drs. Breeana Hubbard (Instructor of Record), Nicole Kelp, and Luying Xun. The course focuses on sciences communication (presentation and writing skills). Students will present and discuss scientific research on cancer therapy, vaccine, stem cells and reproductive technologies, and gut microbiomes. I am responsible for … you know it! Stem cells and reproductive technologies section.
  • At the end of the semester, students will present to their group what they have learned in a “Biotech-start-up-pitch” style.

MBioS 529: Selected Topics in Cell Biology. Module 3: Molecular Signaling Mechanisms (15 hrs) – Spring 2019

  • In this section, we focus on the signal transduction pathways involved in cell proliferation, cell division, cell death, cancer, innate immunity & inflammation, vertebrate reproduction, as well as cell fate and cell polarity. The format will be the combination of the lecture and paper discussion and participation.
  • The material covered in this class is based on Molecular Biology of the Cell, 6th edition by Alberts et al.

MBioS 503: Advanced Molecular Biology. Module 1: (15 hrs) – Fall 2018

  • A 6-week-section (15 hrs) that includes the topics of Gene Organization, Genome & Evolution, Chromosomes, Chromatin, Transcription, RNA translation and regulation, as well as protein translation.
  • The format is focused on student-led presentations and discussions.
  • The material covered is based on Lewin’s Gene XII and current publications pertinent to the topics discussed above.

MBioS 564: Topics in Biomedical Experimentation. Module 1: Philosophy of Experimental Design (15 hrs) – Fall 2016, Spring 2018, and Spring 2019

MBioS 579: Graduate Student Seminar Series (15 hrs) – Fall & Spring 2016-2018

  • A weekly seminar series given by the School of Molecular Biosciences (SMB) graduate students.
  • SMB students are required to given three seminars throughout their graduate education.
  • A 20-min talk with 5-min Q&A from the audience.
  • 1st year graduate students stay after the seminar to discuss the presentation with the speakers.

Lectures

Guest Lecture for MBioS 401, WSU, April 2017 and April 2018 (1 lecture)

Team teaching with Dr. Paulette Dillard for Haman Anatomy & Physiology, Shaw University, Raleigh, NC, Fall 2014

  • Drs. Dillard and Winuthayanon used Marieb Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th Ed) to team-teach the junior class.
  • Dr. Winuthayanon was responsible for these topics:
    • Cells: The Living Units
    • Tissues: The Living Fabric
    • Bones and Skeletal Tissues
    • Muscles and Muscle Tissues

Guest Lecture for Graduate Genetics, NC Central University, Durham, NC, 2013 (1 lecture)

Outreach Activities

WSU Team Mentoring Program (TMP), 2019

  • Dr. Winuthayanon developed and delivered a lecture on how identity is important for student success in the STEM field.
    • Developing Your Identity in STEM

WSU Team Mentoring Program (TMP), 2018

  • Dr. Winuthayanon developed and delivered a lecture on how TMP mentor students can help the mentees finding their community in STEM field.

NIEHS Scholars Connect Program, 2012-2013

Citizen Schools in partnership with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2013

Citizen Schools in partnership with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2012

  • Dr. Winuthayanon and other 12 volunteers from the NIEHS designed the course and handout related to “Lung, Environment, and You” for the middle school students at the Lowes Grove Middle School in Durham, NC.